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Memorial Day 2014

May 25, 2014

  “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his […]

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Night on East Cemetery Hill

May 11, 2014

Anyone who travels with me to Gettysburg knows that I like to spend some quality time – after dark – on East Cemetery Hill. It doesn’t matter much what season it is (although honestly, off-season means fewer people and fewer people means more quality time). Tonight was high quality time – no people anywhere, nice […]

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Norwalk’s Douglass Fowler A Determined Civil War Commander

May 9, 2014

And in today’s edition of the Hartford Courant, celebrating 250 years in print, you’ll find this profile of the 17th Connecticut’s second Lieutenant Colonel, Douglass Fowler. Not only that, but the life and military career of Lt. Colonel Fowler (a Guilford native) will highlighted during Guilford, CT’s “Guilford & The Civil War” event being held on May […]

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“I do not regret having done as I have done, for I with many thousands was honest and enlisted for our country. If I was home and knew as much as I do now I would enlist at the first opportunity.”

May 8, 2014

Sue Curry, the great-great granddaughter of Captain Wilson French, Company G, provided the following excerpt of a letter written home to his wife Mattie less than 2 weeks after the battle at Chancellorsville.  At the time of the battle he was a 1st Lieutenant, and he was promoted soon after the battle. Good officers look […]

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Return of the Henry Huss artwork

April 27, 2014

Nearly 15 years ago the site was fortunate to be able to add several sketches done by Henry Huss, drummer in Company D. The sketches were provided by a descendant of Huss. After the website had to move to a new platform, this particular section of the site went down. Well, it’s taken a few […]

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Another Ruscoe letter posted

April 25, 2014

A new letter from Floyd Ruscoe has been posted this afternoon. This letter, written to his father, is from April 1863 and covers the regiment’s participation in the XI Corps review for new commanding General O.O. Howard as well as references to Lincoln’s visit to the Army of the Potomac. Thanks again to Paul Keroack […]

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Some more additions to the site

April 19, 2014

Thanks to Paul Keroack and the Norwalk History Room at the Norwalk Public Library, is able to add a variety of letters written home by Floyd T. Ruscoe of Company H for our readers. Ruscoe, originally from Lewisboro, NY, enlisted in Company H out of New Canaan at the age of 19 and served […]

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April 15, 2014

The missing 10th part to J. Montgomery Bailey’s account of his capture, captivity, and subsequent parole following Gettysburg is no longer missing in action. The November 19, 1863 edition is not microfilmed and this portion was unavailable. Thanks to Keith Miller, the entire account is now online for your perusal. Keith, who presents on the […]

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Save the date!

March 16, 2014

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Carolyn Ivanoff (a long time contributor and friend to this site) will be presenting her program “One Family’s Civil War –  the military career of Capt. Wilson French, CT 17th Volunteers, and his wife Martha Bouton of Old Mill Hill on Boston Avenue”. The program begins at 6:30 pm at the North […]

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New material added today

January 25, 2014

The remaining installments of J. Montgomery Bailey’s (aka “High Private Manton”) Under Guard or Sunny South in Slices have been posted under the Gettysburg category. Actually, part 10 is still missing – but the remaining parts are now online. Thanks to Bridget Carroll, gr. gr. granddaughter of Pvt. John Augustus Lowden, 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company […]

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